Annual Register Volume 1854

Annual Register Volume 1854

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...and this national air was taken up by the regimental bands as they rode by. On the following day the Princes went to the camp of Helfort, where they reviewed the infantry and witnessed magnificent cavalry manmuvres. On Friday a grand mimic battle was fought on the road between Boulogne and Calais. About 20,000 infantry and 2000 cavalry were in the field. The Emperor commanded one army, General Schramm the other. The Emperor was, of course, victorious. The same night the Emperor conducted his illustrious guest to the quay and on board the yacht; where they parted with cordial salutations. As the yacht steamed out of the harbour she discharged a magnificent display of fireworks and rockets, which astonished and delighted the surprised spectators. It is unnecessary to say that illuminetions, fireworks, banquets, balls, filled up the intervals of the reviews; and maintained those who were not of rank sufficient to share the occupations of the two leading personages in tumults of enthusiasm. 12. Doscasran RAcss.--At this great northern meeting the Great Yorkshire Handicap was won by Mr. Milner's Grapeshot; the Great St. Leger Stakes by Mr. Morris's Knight of St. George; the Doncaster Cup by Mr. Howard's Virage; and the Cleveland Handicap by Mr. J. M. Stanley's Orinoco.--NORWICH MUSICAL FESTIVAL.--This festival, instituted about 80 years ago for the benefit of the principal charities in the city and county, was extremely well attended. The musical performances are given in the noble St. Andrew's Hall, one of the most magnificent of our reliques of monastic architecture, and consisted of Rossini's Stubat Mater, Handel's Asia and Galatea, Beethoven's Mass in C, Hadyn's Creation, Mendelsohn's Elijah, Handel's Messiah. Meyerbeer's 91; Psalm, more

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  • Paperback | 602 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,061g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781082
  • 9781236781086